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Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about Georgia CASA, our work and our challenges, check out information in these sections:

Media Kit
Publications
Child Welfare Statistics
Volunteer Resources

Media Kit

Welcome to Georgia CASA’s online media kit. We’ve provided links to informational videos and other general information about our organization. To request additional information, please contact the Communications & Marketing Manager.

Publications

CASA Connector E-Newsletter

Stay up to date on all the latest Georgia CASA news and happenings.

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Annual Reports

Please contact us for copies of earlier reports.

Child Welfare Statistics

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the scope of challenges facing the foster care system and CASA programs in the U.S. and in Georgia.

National Child Abuse and Neglect

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An estimated 638,000 children are the confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect each year
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An estimated 4 children die every day from child abuse and neglect; 70% are under the age of 3
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Children spend an average of 20.4 months in foster care
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The cost per year of services to abused children, both direct and indirect

National CASA

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More than 900 CASA programs exist with over 77,000 CASA volunteers

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More than 2 million children have been served since CASA was founded in 1977

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Approximately 65% more foster children need a CASA volunteer

Georgia Child Abuse and Neglect

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Every day, 33 children are the victims of confirmed abuse or neglect
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200 incidents of child abuse and neglect are reported daily
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113 children died from abuse and neglect in 2015
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On any given day, about 12,700 children are in the foster care system
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19,466 children came through the foster care system during state fiscal year 2016

Georgia CASA

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In fiscal year 2017, over 11,200 children were served by over 2,400 CASA volunteers

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More than 10,000 of those children were in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

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47 CASA programs serve 148 counties and 48 of the 49 judicial circuits

The reports below contain statistical information submitted to Georgia CASA by our affiliate programs.
For further information, please contact us.

FISCAL YEAR 2017 REPORT
FISCAL YEAR 2016 REPORT
FISCAL YEAR 2015 REPORT

Volunteer Resources

The resources listed below are provided for CASA volunteers to reference and use in their training and case work.

On-Demand Trainings

Resources

Education Advocacy

Education-Related Legislation
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act:
Summary

Chafee Educational Training and Voucher (ETV) Program:
ETV in Georgia
ETV in Georgia Webinar

IDEA:
IDEA 2004

Every Student Succeeds Act:
ESSA Implementation Toolkit
Georgia’s State Plan for ESSA Implementation
FAQs about ESSA Transition

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